Runoia shaped my life.

Runoia made me the person I am today. Life skills I learned at camp apply to my career, my family and the integrity I have for every day life.

"Runoia was responsible for shaping my personality, my priorities, my inspirations and my aspirations."


Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Get outdoors! Create your own schedule! Have an adventure!

“Building lifelong skills and empowering campers and staff to live in harmony with themselves, each other, and with nature.”

Welcome to Camp Runoia!

Runoia has all of the amazing offerings of the best summer camps: a 40-foot climbing tower, an onsite riding program, a beautiful waterfront and private shoreline, amazing food, and caring, qualified counselors. And yet, the magic of Runoia is something more – a welcoming environment and a culture of choice that allows our campers to explore their interests and individuality while building community together.

Runoia is unique as a small, tight-knit community with personalized care for campers, and directors who are involved in every day camp life while still offering all of the amazing activities and opportunities of larger camps. At Runoia, experience a director team who knows every camper’s name.

Enjoy experiences with a diverse group of friends: girls from different parts of the world, campers from a diversity of religious backgrounds in a non-denominational setting, and caring counselors who care about you for being just you.

Come to Camp Runoia. Be yourself.




We are respectful of the First People who lived on the land presently known as Camp Runoia. The Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion in Portland Maine shares these words that we acknowledge and agree with:

We recognize and honor the current Tribes who comprise the Wabanaki Confederacy—the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Micmac peoples—who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.  We respect the traditional values of these Tribes and affirm their inherent sovereignty in this territory. We support their efforts for land and water protection and restoration, and for cultural healing and recovery. 

We pause in remembrance of the Tribes of the Wabanaki Confederacy whose lives and land were taken through genocidal strategies of colonial settlement of this land.

We pay respect to elders both past and present, and we commit to the ongoing work of decolonization in Maine and beyond.

At Camp Runoia, our recognition and respect goes out to the Penobscot Nation and the Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy) and the Abenaki people and all indigenous peoples of North America and the rest of the world.

Building Life Long Skills

Camp Runoia is an authentic, down to earth, caring sleepaway camp. 150 campers with 70+ adults helping to make the experience at camp genuine and safe. Most campers stay for one session and some come for the whole summer.